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    ENLOE, TEXAS

    Delta County, North Central Texas
    FM 2949 and 198
    3 Miles N of Cooper
    SW of Paris
    NE of Commerce
    Population: 125 (2004)

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    Enloe TX Main Street 1897 photo

    Enloe, Texas Main Street, 1897
    Photo courtesy Jeff Duncan, Clara Foster Slough Museum

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Enloe began with the building of a church here in 1888, but it wasn’t officially a proper town until nine years later when space was donated to the railroad by J. A. Enloe. Also in 1897, the town opened a post office under Enloe’s name. The population at that time was reported to be around 100 residents.

    Seven years later the town counted 273 residents and the Enloe Baptists rebuilt their church. 1914 reported 400 Enloens and a telephone system.

    The town had most essential businesses and two cotton gins and the population had grown to 450 by 1929. Seven years later the number of people had decreased to 265.

    Increased factory work for the WWII war effort drained off more of Enloe’s workforce and by the mid 1950s less than 200 people lived here. This figure fell to just 150 for the mid 1960s and was given as 125 for the 2000 Census.
    Enloe TX, Round Bale Gin Early 1900s

    Round Bale Gin in Enloe Texas, early 1900's
    Postcard courtesy Jeff Duncan, Clara Foster Slough Museum
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    Enloe TX - Enloe Highschool Varsity 1938

    Enloe High School 6 man football team in 1938
    Photo courtesy Joe Wooten

    Enloe TX - Enloe High School Junior Varsity 1938

    Enloe High School Junior Varsity, 1938
    Photo courtesy Joe Wooten

    Enloe TX - Clara Foster Slough Museum, 4th of July

    Enloe, Texas 4th of July parade preparations. Lane Duncan prepares his Texas T-Rex pulling tractor at the Clara Foster Slough Museum, prior to the 2009 Enloe 4th of July parade.
    Photo courtesy Jeff Duncan, Clara Foster Slough Museum

    Enloe TX - Clara Foster Slough Museum display

    Clara Foster Slough Museum exhibits, in Enloe, Texas
    Photo courtesy Jeff Duncan, Clara Foster Slough Museum
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  • Subject: Enloe photos
    I have a couple of old pictures of the Enloe High School 6 man football team in 1938. I do not remember where I got them, but I bet Mr. Duncan who runs the Enloe museum would like them. I also do not have any names of the boys on each squad. - Joe Wooten, February 24, 2012
  • Subject: Enloe, Texas images
    Greetings and congratulations on a great website!!! We recently discovered your Texas Escapes site and find the information very interesting and helpful in Texas research. We will be including your site as a link on the Enloe Museum page (http://enloemuseum.blogspot.com/), for our visitors to view and explore. Here are a few images and old photos from the Clara Foster Slough Museum in Enloe, Texas for your Enloe page. Thanks, Jeff Duncan, Clara Foster Slough Museum, February 03, 2012

    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, and/or vintage/historic photos, please contact us.
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